Farmer’s Market to Open in Bay Park
This month will see the opening of something Clairemont residents have long expressed a desire for: a nearby farmers’ market. The Morena District Certified Farmers’ Market will open on June 19th at 1240 W. Morena Blvd., in the parking lot next to Toys R Us. Market hours will be Tuesday evenings from 3pm until 7pm. The market will be run by Brian Beevers, owner of Brian’s Farmer’s Markets, a very successful local company presently operating the Farmers’ Markets in Pt. Loma, Golden Hill, UTC, Mission Hills and Imperial Beach.
Brian’s Farmers Markets accepts only herbicide- and pesticide-free farms as vendors. He gives priority to artisans who sell products with a low environmental impact or that benefit the environment in some way. His markets are also among a very small number of San Diego farmers markets that accept “electronic benefit transfer” so that recipients of public assistance in California can also buy organic and pesticide-free produce.
The Morena District Market will offer a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well. Members pick up a share of produce from multiple farms every week and can even trade out produce to customize their box. There is a 12 week commitment for either a Small Share $15 (per week) or a Large Share $25 (per week), with a one-time set up fee of $35. Sign up online at www.FarmersMarketCSA.com . (Do it before June 17 th and take advantage of a special offer: receive $20.00 in market bucks on June 19 at the Management booth at the market.)
Clairemont residents who are fans of fresh, organic, locally raised foods can finally enjoy shopping at a farmers market close to home!